Dr. Scott Ferguson
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MAE 531 Engineering Design Optimization
3 Credit Hours
Nonlinear optimization techniques with applications in various aspects of engineering design. Terminology, problem formulation, single and multiple design variables, constraints, classical and heuristic approaches, single and multiobjective problems, response surface modeling, and tradeoffs in complex engineering systems. Numerical optimization algorithms and computer-based implementation of these optimization techniques. Graduate standing in engineering and general coding skills recommended.